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The Moat Tea Rooms

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67 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HJ, England
01227 784514
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Kent, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The tea rooms are just lovely - gorgeous setting, friendly and hard-working staff, delicious food and AMAZING cakes! You can have a traditional afternoon tea, snacks, lunch, or just a cuppa and cake - whatever you want. Really lovely place to spend a few hours away from the busy world outside. Good prices, huge range of teas and coffees, value... More 

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Thank HLFKent
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely old team rooms with perfect scones and cakes. A must for tea buffs which huge choice of speciality teas.

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Thank Peter C
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My parents and I are glad we entered in this lovely and quiet place when we saw the cakes in the window. Charming place and staff, very kind. Having a tea and delicious cakes with a peaceful music in the background was an excelent experience. I would recommend the carrot cake, Victoria sponge and the apple tea.

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Thank Ruth C
Dallas, Texas
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just stumbled upon this lovely place. They offer a wonderful selection of teas, sandwiches, and cakes in a 15th century building. The lovely woman who served us made our visit really special.

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Thank aprila3231
Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely cream tea! We had the special tea for 2, lovely sandwiches, scones and cake! I had coffee and my boyfriend had the Kentish Apple Tea (my favourite)! I've been loads, and will be coming back again.

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Thank ElouiseM21
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

I had searched trip advisor for somewhere to visit for my birthday and finding this little place has certainly not been a disappointment, from the minute you walk in its friendly , the quaint little beamed shop gives you a nostalgic feel and the staff in black and white are all helpful and welcoming . My special cream tea was... More 

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Canterbury
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Another fantastic visit to this Tea Room. The whole experience was great. The staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful. The atmosphere and environment is lovely and quaint. The selection of teas is vast and the menu is varied.

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Thank melaniec930
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We walked by and saw the beautiful display of cakes in the window. The building looked quaint, so we decided to try the Tea Rooms. We are extremely glad that we did. My cheese and pickle sandwich (made without butter as I requested) was just the way that I like it. My partner's sausage roll was tasty. The highlights were... More 

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Thank Joyce4124
London
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We really enjoyed our cream tea at The Moat Tea Rooms. The venue is super cool with uneven floors and characteristics stairs, windows etc. Staff were lovely and kind. The only let-down was the food. It's nice but not great. They could certainly do with some improvements to the cakes.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The building is soo nice and special with its uneaven angels at places and wooden beams. The staff was very pleasant too :) And we had afternoon tea there, which was great. Only problem might be that the cakes we had were all a bit too rich and heavy. Otherwise a great oasis to bring friends or family for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: 01227 784514

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